Summer. Red Sea. Dahab. A lot of beautiful girls on the beach. You might think they are lying on the beach and sunbathing? Oh no, not at all. They are full power windsurfing all day long. Moreover, they are rigging equipment, carrying sails and boards to the beach, sailing a lot and learning new moves. This is Windsurf Beauties camp supported by JP-Australia and NeilPryde taking place in Dahab at Five Square windsurf center from 6 until 20th of June.
Ten girls from different parts of Russia came to the first week of the camp. Five of them started windsurfing for the first time here and another five came to learn planning, water starting and some new moves. All week we were lucky to have the best wind for learning, which was not light, but strong enough for the girls to learn planning with small 3,7 m2 sails. Girls from a beginner group started with small 2,5 m2 beginner sails, but after a few lessons they could change them to professional 3,5 m2 sails only after 2 days on the water. All girls were very motivated. When their lesson was finished, they would keep on practicing on the water and asking questions. It’s great how they improved their sailing after a week. On the final day of the camp we had a fun race for beginners and intermediates. The girls took it very serious, some of them were a bit afraid, but others were eager to go for it and win good prices from Five Square windsurf school. The race was very simple. The girls had to beach start, reach the buoy, jibe it and come back. During the first fun race for beginners, some of the girls got so nervous that they went downwind from the buoy thinking about jibing it. Some did a tack and a jibe after. There was a lot of funny misunderstanding going on which we watched on the video in the evening and laughed a lot about it. The second fun race for beginners was more successful, everyone managed to beach start, jibe and come back. Intermediates had a very tight race, all of them beach started at the same time, got the speed and were fighting to finish first. We had a Go Pro camera on the flag, which every girl had to touch in order to finish and we caught a lot of emotions and great moments on camera. The video from the camp will be finished soon, so you’ll see what happened. The first price for Olga Fokina from a beginner group was a brand new Hot Sails Maui harness and Polina Drujinina from an intermediate group won a Da Kine bag, everything provided by a Five Square windsurf center.
Every participant of the camp got a beautiful lycra from JP-Australia and NeilPryde with a Windsurf Beauties camp logo. The girls looked awesome in them. Apart from windsurfing, other activities in our camp were stretching and warming-up in the morning, yoga in the evening, parties, trips and various photo sessions. The professional photographer of our camp, Olga Novikova, who is shooting fashion since a long time, made a lot of beautiful photos and created new images of the girls. At the end of the camp every girl got her own CD with all the footage on the beach and on the water. We also had a few parties which were great fun. One of them was a Latino Party with all the girls dressed up and dancing to the Spanish rhythm. It was so hot on the dance floor that some people run to the swimming pool to cool down in the middle of the night.
One of the days was not windy, so we decided to go to the famous Blue Hole. It’s an amazing reef in shape of the ring which goes 100 meters deep right next to the beach. There’s a very special and magnificent underwater world which you can see while snorkeling. You can find here different types of fishes, colorful reef and other sea creatures. Some of the girls were snorkeling for the first time in the lifes, so they were totally amazed of the beauty of the Red Sea. Now the first week of the camp is over and tomorrow we start another camp with new girls arriving. The forecast for Dahab looks great, so it’s gonna be another week full of wind, fun, lessons, parties, yoga, photo and video sessions. Our next camp is going to be in the middle of October, also in English, so girls of all levels of windsurfing are welcome to join us here in Dahab. For more information, contact Olya on firstname.lastname@example.org.